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New industrial park — and some retail — planned for this South Hall property
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Heavy equipment sits idle Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, during rain showers on a large tract of land on Friendship Road at Interstate 985 in Buford/South Hall. The property is being developed as an industrial park and retail sites. - photo by Scott Rogers

Grading has started on part of an 88-acre development off Friendship Road.

Heavy machinery has been moving dirt in the industrial section, which will extend from Interstate 985 over to North Bogan Road at East Jones Drive in South Hall. 

Atlanta-based Taylor & Mathis, the company developing the industrial warehouse park, is planning four buildings with a combined 650,000 square feet of space.

No tenants have been signed yet, said Mike Irby, senior vice president of development for the company.

Plans are to complete the project in early 2021, he said.

The project was appealing to Taylor & Mathis, Irby said, because, “for industrial warehouse property, access to interstate and infrastructure is key. You want to be very well located.”

The industrial park is 78 acres. Facing Friendship Road between I-985 and East Jones is four retail outparcels totaling about 10 acres.

More information about those sites, which are across from Frazier’s Harley-Davidson, wasn’t available by publication.

Nygaard Properties Inc., which is marketing the outparcels, describes the lots in a flier as “excellent sites for restaurants, retail, fuel/convenience and hotel uses.”

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The large tract of property on Friendship Road at Interstate 985 in Buford/South Hall, pictured in January 2020, is being developed as an industrial park and retail sites. - photo by Scott Rogers
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